Yesterday I had a list of errands that needed doing. After Reid’s nap we loaded up and headed to Target. Reid is a good guy. He’s really laid back and go with the flow. . usually. In the Target parking lot I tried to put him in the shopping cart. “No! No!” . . No big deal. . I thought, I’ll just put him in the cart once we get inside.
Standing over the cart he held his legs STRAIGHT and WOULD NOT BEND them. . all while yelling “NO! No! No!”
I have a strict policy that in a battle of wills with a sixteen month old, I always win. Finally I got him in the cart. . met with tears and screeches. I thought. . . “once we get moving, he’ll get interested in looking around and we’ll be fine. . . ”
What I didn’t anticipate was the looks, glares, and raised eye-brows from other shoppers. That about did me in.
SOOOOO, I did what every responsible mother would do. . . I headed straight for the baby-food aisle. He loves little yogurt snacks. I thought, I’m taking them off the shelf, opening them up and letting him have at it. I’ll pay for them when we are done. (something I never thought that I would do!!)
Worked like a charm. . .
Only thing is, my nerves were so fried that I we have to go back today so I can get all the things I forgot on my list!!!